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Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)

Karet kebo or rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is a species of plant in Moraceae, parenial, tree up to 30 meters high, trunk diameter up to 2 meters, has hanging roots as anchors in the ground and helps support the weight of branches.

F. elastica has a brown taproot and aerial roots. Stem erect, cylindrical, branching simpodial, bark surface rough and dark brown.

Dlium Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)


The leaves are arranged alternately, oval in shape, thick, flat edge, tapered tip and base, green or black, 10-35 cm long, 5-15 cm wide, leaves on young plants sometimes have a length of up to 45 cm.

The leaves develop in a red sheath on the apical meristem which grows larger as new leaves develop. When mature this sheath falls off.

Flowers have green petals and are cup-shaped. The stamens are white, 7 mm long, the anthers are black and round in shape. The pistil is 1-2 cm long, the stigma is round and black. The crown is ribbon-shaped, smooth and yellow.

The fruit is round, 1-2 cm in diameter and dark green in color. The seeds are round and white. The roots are used to treat ulcers, ulcers, rheumatism and joint pain. Sap for rubber making material and ulcer treatment. Leaves to help treat stroke.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Species: Ficus elastica

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